Date Time Competition Season
27 August 2022 7:00 pm Leitrim Senior Football Championship 2022

Match Report

Three first-half goals help St Mary’s Kiltoghert defeat Melvin Gaels

St Mary’s Kiltoghert underlined their status as genuine contenders with an emphatic victory against their north Leitrim opponents in Carrick on Shannon on Saturday.

Three first-half goals settled the affair with the home team going in with a 12-point lead at the break; 3-6 to 0-3.

Alan Flynn’s team showed a clinical edge up front by capitalising on every lapse in concentration in the Melvin Gaels defence.

Declan Roper kicked Melvin Gaels into the lead with a fine left-footed effort in the fifth minute before a Paul Keaney free drew the home team level two minutes later.

St. Mary’s set the tone for the remainder of the first half when Conor Hackett raced forward from hi half back berth to palm a Diarmuid Kellegher cross to the net at the back post after a short kick-out was intercepted.

Adam Reynolds created and finished off the second St. Mary's goal in the 14th minute after a fine team move to leave six between the teams.

Shane McGloin kicked two inspirational points in the 13th and 19th minutes to give his team some hope but a third St Mary’s goal from David O’ Connell finished the game as a contest just before halftime.

The second half was a keener contest and to the credit of Melvin Gaels, they kept battling to the end and were rewarded with a fine goal by Matthew Cleary in the 25th minute. This was cancelled out almost immediately when Brian O’ Donnell fired to the Melvin Gaels net after Cian McGloin had made a fine save.

St. Mary's

1Sean Reynolds Goalkeeper
2Conor Farrell Defender
3Mark Diffley 23 Defender
4Kyle McCrann Forward
5Conor Hackett Forward 8'
20', 30+5'
6Nicholas McWeeney Defender
7Adam Reynolds 21 Forward 15'
8Paul Keaney Midfielder 6', 10', 31', 41'
9James McGrail 18 Midfielder
10Jack Barnes Forward 33'
11Oisin Bohan 20 Forward 29'
12David O’Connell Midfielder 30'
13Diarmuid Kelleher 17 Defender 28'
14Daire Farrell Forward 35'
15Cian Singleton Forward
16Brendan Delaney Goalkeeper
17Jack Casey 13 59'
18Brian Farrell 9 Forward
19Ciaran Kerin Defender
20Brian O’Donnell 11 Forward 56'
21Barry Butler 7 Defender
22Kevin Brady Forward
23Niall Crowe 3 Defender
24Emmett Regan Forward
25Brian King Midfielder
26Robbie O’Donnell Midfielder

Melvin Gaels

1Michael Neil Gallagher 16 Goalkeeper
2Cathal McSharry Defender
3Michael Ferguson Defender
4Jamie Moore Defender
5Colm McGowan Defender
6Shane McGloin Defender 13', 18'
7Adam Dolan Defender
8Peter McGowan Forward
9Kieran Clancy Defender
10JJ Lipsett 27 Defender
11Rhys Brennan Defender
12Philip McGowan 17 Forward
13Caolan Clancy 18 Forward
26Declan Roper Forward 5'
15Joseph McGloin 25 Forward 43', 51'
16Cian McGloin 1 Goalkeeper
17Donal Clancy 12 Midfield
18Mathew Cleary 13 Forward 56'
19Jamie Curran Forward
22Cillian McGloin Midfielder
23Paddy McGowan
24Jesse McGuinness Forward
25Sean McSharry 15
14Declan Clancy Forward
27Conor Sheridan 10 Midfielder
29John Pugh Forward

Past Meetings

(Round 5)
1-07 2-14
Masonite ACFL Division 1

(Round 4)
1-3 1-12
Leitrim Senior Football Championship

(Round 2)
0-9 1-8
Masonite ACFL Division 1

(Quarter Final)
0-12 2-15
Leitrim Senior Football Championship
Avantcard Pairc Sean Mc Diarmada


Pairc Naomh Mhuire
Castlecara Road, Carrick-on-Shannon, Leitrim, Ireland

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